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Bill Haley & His Comets give a nightclub scene a jolt of energy in Pawel Pawlikowski’s drama “Cold War,” nominated for three Academy Awards at Sunday’s ceremony. The film covers a period from the late 1940s to the 1960s, beginning in Poland and crossing European borders. It covers the turbulent but passionate relationship between a music director, Wiktor (Tomasz Kot), and a singer, Zula (Joanna Kulig). Here, Pawlikowski discusses a sequence in a Paris nightclub, where “Rock Around the Clock” creates a thrilling soundtrack for a couple in emotional limbo.
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